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Kathleen Abba
Chief Financial Officer
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Kate Ahlers
School Associate
Resurrection Elementary
Library
563-583-9488
Joel Allen
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Social Studies
563-583-9771
Laura Altiere
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
Kindergarten
563-582-3532
Debra Anglin
Food Service Supervisor
St. Columbkille Elementary
563-582-3532
Christy Atkinson
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
2nd Grade
563-583-9488
Albert Garcia Balana
School Associate
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Pre-K
563-556-4194
Robin Barfield
Administrative Assistant
Holy Family Central Office
Nutrition
563-582-5456
Laura Barrero
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe
2nd Grade
563-556-4194
Annette Barton ’86
Preschool Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
563-556-2820
Danielle Bastow ’12
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
1st Grade
563-583-9488
Stacy Beau
Early Childhood Teacher
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
David Bechard
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Band
563-583-9771
Aaron Behnke ’07
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Choir
563-583-9771
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I love my job and getting to run all of our vocal music programming. I run the curricular choirs, as well as the extra-curricular show choirs, and help to music direct the musical. We’re proud to have the choirs represent the largest activity or club at Wahlert Catholic, taken part in a number of national and even international tours, and are excited to continue growing in the years to come. If you would need to contact me, please feel free to email.

Jolene Belken ’93
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
7th Grade
563-582-1198
Meghan Bell
Early Childhood Teacher
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Katie Bellini ’97
School Associate
St. Anthony Elementary
563-556-2820
Kelsea Bellows
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary, St. Anthony Elementary
Special Needs
563-583-9488/563-556-2820
Ryan Berger
Early Childhood Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-582-2578
Tim Berning ’94
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Science
563-583-9771
Karen Blakeman
Administrative Assistant
Wahlert Catholic High School
563-583-9771
Phillip Bormann
Chief Administrator
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Katie Bormann
Counselor
Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
Guidance
563-556-4194
Elizabeth Brace
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Mathematics
563-583-9771
Laura Brahmstedt
Administrative Assistant
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-9488
Mary Jo Brant ’79
Activities Secretary
Wahlert Catholic High School
563-583-9771
Beth Broderick ’83
School Nurse
Wahlert Catholic High School
563-583-9771
Trisha Brosius ’92
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
Pre-K
563-583-5206
Mandy Brosius
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
Pre-K
563-556-2820
Dawn Brosius
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe
2nd Grade
563-556-4194
Debbie Budde-Bandy
Counselor
Wahlert Catholic High School
Guidance
563-583-9771
Michelle Burgmeier ’85
School Associate
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
563-582-1198
Karen Burgmeier ’81
School Associate
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
563-582-1198
Juanita Burke ’72
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
1st Grade
563-582-3532
Ann Callahan
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
4th Grade
563-582-3532
Sean Campbell
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Physical Education
563-583-9771
Carla Carton
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary, St. Columbkille Elementary
Physical Education
563-582-3532
Michele Colbert
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
2nd Grade
563-582-3532
Jaime Coll
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe
3rd Grade, 4th Grade
563-556-4194
Amanda Collins
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Mathematics
563-583-9771
Cathy Conlon
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
English
563-583-9771
Sarah Conlon ’87
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Art
563-583-9771
Sr. Mary Lee Cox
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School, Holy Ghost Elementary
Special Needs – ELL
563-556-1511
Laura Craugh
Administrative Assistant
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Barbara Davis
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
4th Grade
563-583-9488
Katherine Dean
Counselor
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Guidance
563-582-1198
Lisa Decker ’80
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
7th Grade
563-582-1198
Catherine Decker ’80
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
8th Grade
563-582-1198
Tyler Decker ’09
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Mathematics, Science
563-583-9771
Katherine Decker
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Mathematics
563-583-9771
Sr. Donna Demmer
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
5th Grade
563-583-9488
Sara Devaney
Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary
3rd Grade
563-556-1511
Erin Diekman ’07
Teacher
St. Anthony Elementary
5th Grade
563-556-2820
Jeannie Domeyer
Teacher
St. Anthony Elementary
1st Grade
563-556-2820
Sandra Ehlers
Preschool Associate
St. Columbkille Elementary
563-583-1620
Tim Ehrmann
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Business
563-583-9771
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I’m a University of Northern Iowa graduate who grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa. I have a Twitter account, @tehrmann, that you may follow. My account is protected but I will accept any follow request from a Wahlert student or parent.

Jennifer Elbert
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Student Support
563-582-1198
Dawn Ellis ’95
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Wellness
563-582-1198
Thomas English
Activities Director
Wahlert Catholic High School
563-583-9771
Lis Ernst
Early Childhood Director
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-5206
Bayleigh Esser ’13
Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary
Kindergarten
563-556-1511
Norma Fernandez
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
World Language – Spanish
563-583-9771
Christa Feuerhelm
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
2nd Grade
563-583-9488
Clay Finley
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Physical Education
563-583-9771
Kimberly Fisher
Preschool Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
563-583-1620
Heather Fitzpatrick
Preschool Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
563-556-2820
Holly Flood
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
Pre-K
563-583-1620
Hayley Foley ’07
Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary
4th Grade, 5th Grade
563-556-1511
Ellen Funke ’13
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
4th Grade
563-582-3532
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As an alum of the Holy Family system, I am so excited to be back as a teacher! As a student, I attended Resurrection, Mazzuchelli, and Wahlert. In May of 2017, I graduated from Clarke University with a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Special Education and Reading. I spent the next year co-teaching at Bryant Elementary School as part of Clarke’s 4+1 program. In May of 2018, I graduated with my Master of Arts in Education degree with a focus on Instructional Leadership. In my classroom, I engage students using active learning protocols. I also work on building a growth mindset with my students by discussing the power of YET! In my free time, I enjoy reading and watching anything historical fiction, as well as baking new recipes I see on The Great British Bakeoff.

Jose Garcia
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe
4th Grade, 5th Grade
563-556-4194
Sr. Kay Gaul
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Theology
563-583-9771
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I am a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, Iowa. I enjoy teaching theology and sharing our Catholic faith. It is an honor to share our faith journey. I run for one of my hobbies.

Sandra Gaul
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
English
563-583-9771
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I’ve taught English and journalism and advised the student publications for 39 years at Wahlert. For the past 9 years, I’ve been the English Department chairperson. For the past 13 years, I’ve taught a dual credit Composition credit for Northeast Iowa Community College. I’m a competent photographer, an effective writing teacher, a skilled writer, and a task-oriented leader.

Nathaniel Gee
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Theology
563-583-9771
Linda Gleason
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
4th Grade
563-583-9488
Jacqueline Gonner
Media Center/Help Desk Specialist
Wahlert Catholic High School, Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Library
563-582-1198
Itahisa Gonzalez
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Kindergarten
563-556-4194
Denise Grant
Principal
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-9488
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Hello! I am Denise Grant, principal of Resurrection Elementary. A native “Hoosier,” I have known I wanted to be an educator since third grade. I received my undergraduate degree in Deaf Education from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, and moved to Iowa. Later, I went to the University of Iowa for an Elementary Education endorsement, then obtained an MA in Elementary Administration from Loras College. My experience includes teaching hearing-impaired students and grades 3, 4 and 5. I have been a principal for about 14 years!

My husband, Mike, and I have three children. My hobbies are snow skiing, swimming, watching football and reading, and Mike and I love to travel.

I am very honored to serve as principal of Resurrection Elementary, a National Blue Ribbon School. It is a joy to partner with our staff, parents, and community to provide a faith-filled and engaging educational experience which challenges our students to reach their full potential.

Ayla Graziano
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
Music
563-582-3532
Sheree Hall
Early Childhood Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-582-2578
Michelle Hartmann ’01
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe
3rd Grade
563-556-4194
Richard Hefel ’85
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
8th Grade
563-582-1198
Erin Heims
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
Pre-K
563-582-3532
Cheryl Hemann
School Associate
St. Columbkille Elementary
563-582-3532
Meagan Herkelman
Teacher, Lead Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary
5th Grade
563-556-1511
Angela Hilby
Preschool Associate
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-5206
Julie Hill
School Associate
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-9488
Robert Hinton
Food Service Supervisor
Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
563-556-2820
Jill Hohmann
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
7th Grade
563-556-2820
Zoe Houlihan
Director of Communications and Marketing
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Kaylee Houlihan
Teacher
St. Anthony Elementary
Pre-K
563-556-2820
Tammy Hueneke
Food Service Supervisor
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Jeramy Jackson ’89
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Gateway to Technology
563-582-1198
Beth Jaeger
School Associate
Holy Ghost Elementary
Library
563-556-1511
Lori Jochum
Administrative Assistant
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-582-2578
Linda Johnson
Teacher
St. Anthony Elementary
2nd Grade
563-556-2820
Mary Lou Johnson ’74
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
Kindergarten
563-582-3532
Kathryn Jones
Director of Campus Ministry
Wahlert Catholic High School, Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Campus Ministry
563-583-9771
Samantha Kelly
Early Childhood Teacher
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Debra Kelly
Preschool Associate
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-582-2578
Melissa King
School Associate
St. Columbkille Elementary
563-582-3532
Andrea Kirby
Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary
2nd Grade
563-556-1511
Carrie Kirkpatrick
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
Special Needs
563-582-3532
Chelsea Kirschbaum ’08
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
6th Grade
563-582-1198
Barbara Klein
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
Kindergarten
563-583-9488
Megan Knapp
Teacher
St. Anthony Elementary
4th Grade
563-556-2820
Teresa Koch
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
Music
563-556-4194
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Ms Koch has taught music in Dubuque County Catholic Schools her entire career including 14 years for Holy Family. Her children: Christa, Danny & Ben are all Wahlert alums. Besides teaching music, she also directs the campus children’s choir and helps with liturgies. Ms Koch has her Masters in Music from UNI. She has also been an adjunct professor at Clarke University.

Kathleen Konrardy ’99
Director of Special Needs
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
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I am thrilled to be serving the families of Holy Family in a new position for the 2019-2020 school year. I was blessed in my previous position at Resurrection as the Resource Teacher to work with so many great students. I bring that enthusiasm with me to my new role. Since completing my master’s degree in Special Education, I have found a relentless desire to serve our students in this area. I also love spending time with my family, traveling, and cheering on the Packers, Cubs, and Hawkeyes! However, my favorite athletes live with me. My children are entering 8th, 10th, and 11th grades this fall at Mazzuchelli and Wahlert, and I live for watching them play! An interesting fact about me is that I like to bowhunt!

Rhonda Koppes ’81
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
3rd Grade
563-582-3532
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Hi, my name is Rhonda Koppes. I am married to John and have two daughters. Kayla is a full-time nurse with her BSN working at Midwest Medical and at Mercy. She is married to Luke Wilson. Kelli is beginning her second year of teaching in East Dubuque. I began teaching at St. Columbkille School in 1985 after graduating from Loras College. I have been here in different grade levels ever since. Currently, I am teaching 3rd grade. I also coach 7th-grade girls’ volleyball and basketball at Mazzuchelli Middle School. I enjoy reading, walking and spending time with my family and friends. Teaching is a profession that I love to do. I hope I can be an inspiration for the many young minds that I work with every day.

 

Catherine Krueger ’78
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
2nd Grade
563-582-3532
Melissa Kruse
School Associate
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-556-1511
James Kuhl
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Theology
563-583-9771
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I teach Senior Religion and Why Am I Catholic. I moderate the STOP (Students Teaching Others Peace) Club. I am the Pep Rally MC. I have been married to my awesome wife Colleen for 38 years and we have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

I love teaching at Wahlert Catholic! This my 40th year of teaching here. I also coach 8th-grade girl’s and boy’s basketball at Mazzuchelli Catholic. You can reach me via email or phone. Have a great school year! And, Go Golden Eagles!

Maria Kuntz
Administrative Assistant
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
563-582-1198
Lori Lahey ’84
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary, St. Columbkille Elementary
Art
563-583-9488
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My name is Lori Lahey and I have been teaching in the Holy Family System since 1988. I am married and have three children. I started my teaching career teaching in the elementary classroom. I have taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. I am currently teaching elementary art at St. Columbkille and Resurrection Schools.

Alyssa Lawver
Early Childhood Teacher
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Kyle Leeson
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Mathematics
563-583-9771
Dianne Lenane ’71
Administrative Assistant
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-9488
Katie Lenart ’99
Counselor
Wahlert Catholic High School
Guidance
563-583-9771
Danielle Lensen
Student Assistance Coordinator
Wahlert Catholic High School
Guidance
563-583-9771
Nancy Leonard
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
World Language – Spanish
563-583-9771
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This year marks my 30th year of teaching both in the public and private schools in Iowa and Wisconsin. I have taught at middle school and in the subject area of English, but the majority of my experience has been in high school and in the area of Spanish. I absolutely love being with the students and helping them on their way to life-long learning.

I’ve been an assistant coach for the girls’ tennis team here at Wahlert for two years and in charge of our knitting club. All are welcome even if you’ve never picked up a racket before nor knitting needles. We have enthusiasm and the love of the game for tennis and the passion and a desire to help others in need by donating what we make, whether it be scarves, hats, baby blankets or the like.

Finally, I have been privileged to take students to Spain on 8 different occasions. My favorite part is to see Spain through their eyes for the first time. In 12 days time, they become wiser and their minds are opened to a whole new world and a whole different way of living. The bonds they form with their travel mates and the culture and language authentizes their learning in the classroom and increases their skills by leaps and bounds.

Most importantly, I am truly lucky to have my husband Jim and my two grown sons, Michael and Nathan. They are the center and balance in my life and they make me feel loved and safe. Without my family and my faith in God, I would be lost.

Out of the five schools I’ve taught at, and I mean this sincerely, I’ve never felt so strongly bonded to our community of teachers and staff and what we offer both academically and spiritually to our students. We are always striving to do better for them.

Out of the five schools I’ve taught at, and I mean this sincerely, I’ve never felt so strongly bonded to our community of teachers and staff and what we offer both academically and spiritually to our students. We are always striving to do better for them.

Nan Li
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
World Language – Mandarin Chinese
563-583-9771
Tara Link
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe
3rd Grade, 4th Grade
563-556-4194
Diane Lochner-Dodds
School Associate
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-556-1511
Abigail Lofte
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Theology
563-583-9771
Bev Mach
Counselor
Resurrection Elementary
Guidance
563-583-9488
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My husband and I just relocated to Dubuque and I am thrilled to be a part of the Holy Family system as a school counselor at Resurrection. I have several years of experience as a teacher, an administrator and a counselor. I will be at school Monday afternoon, Tuesday and Wednesday all day and Thursday mornings. I am blessed with this opportunity to work with children in the Catholic School setting.

Jennifer Malcom
Technology Support
Holy Ghost Elementary, St. Columbkille Elementary
563-556-1511
Jessica Mangler
Early Childhood Teacher
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Haley Martin
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
English
563-583-9771
Sarah Martineau
Database Administrator
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Carrie Massey-Watters ’80
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Student Support
563-582-1198
Christine McAllister
Director of Alumni and Special Events
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Molly McAndrew
Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
Art
563-556-4194
Kelly McDermott
Administrative Assistant
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
563-582-1198
Josefina Medellin
School Associate
Our Lady of Guadalupe
563-556-4194
Patricia Melin
Preschool Associate
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-5206
Victoria Mestre
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Spanish
563-582-1198
Sydney Meyer
Early Childhood Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-582-2578
Brent Meyer
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
8th Grade
563-582-1198
Ronald Meyers ’79
Principal
Wahlert Catholic High School
563-583-9771
Celina Meza
School Associate
Our Lady of Guadalupe
563-556-4194
Marie Miller ’77
Director of Food and Nutrition
Holy Family Central Office
Nutrition
563-582-5456
Michelle Miller
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
Pre-K
563-583-5206
Benjamin Miller
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
6th Grade
563-582-1198
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I’m so excited to join the Mazzuchelli staff for the 2019-2020 school year! I’m a 2017 Loras grad and previously served as youth minister at the Cathedral of St. Raphael/St. Patrick parish in Dubuque from 2015-2017. I was most recently the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Rita in Rockford. I love acting, talking about Jesus, and playing with my dog, Rocky. I can’t wait to form disciples at Mazzuchelli!

Caroline Mockler
School Associate
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-9488
Sandra Montanez
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Kindergarten
563-556-4194
Rebecca Mueller
Director of Enrollment
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Christine Muenster
Preschool Teacher
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Kelly Mussehl ’81
Technology Support
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Connie Nessan ’06
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
8th Grade
563-582-1198
Kathleen Nicholson ’81
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
3rd Grade
563-583-9488
Bob Noel ’95
Director of Institutional Advancement
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
James Nuti
Technology Support
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Riley O’Brien
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
3rd Grade
563-582-3532
Joann O’Connell
Early Childhood Director
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Learn more...

I have been with Holy Family Early Childhood for 21 years. I am the Early Childhood Coordinator and Director, at St. Joseph the Worker. If you would like to reach me, please email or call.

Lori Obendorf
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe
1st Grade
563-556-4194
Bob Oberfoell ’88
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Science
563-583-9771
Trini Olivera
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
World Language – Spanish
563-583-9771
Rose Oswald
Teacher
St. Anthony Elementary
3rd Grade
563-556-2820
Vicki Padilla
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
5th Grade
563-583-9488
Erin Palm ’98
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Special Needs – Spanish
563-556-4194
Laura Park
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Spanish
563-582-1198
Liliana Peterson
School Associate
Our Lady of Guadalupe
563-556-4194
Tessa Petsche
Administrative Assistant
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Matthew Pfiffner ’93
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Art
563-582-1198
Molly Pfohl ’93
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
6th Grade
563-582-1198
Molly Pilcher
Athletic Trainer
Wahlert Catholic High School
563-583-9771
Tina Pothoff ’82
Early Childhood Director
Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
563-556-2820
Allison Pusateri
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Culinary Arts
563-583-9771
Barbara Rambousek
Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary
1st Grade
563-556-1511
Tricia Reinhardt
Early Childhood Teacher
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Lisa Reisen ’90
Preschool Associate
Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
563-556-2820
Mimi Resnick
School Associate
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-9488
Barbara Ressler ’74
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
English
563-583-9771
Laura Ripley
Teacher
St. Anthony Elementary
Kindergarten
563-556-2820
Learn more...

Hello! My name is Laura Ripley and I have taught grades Preschool through Second Grade in the Catholic school system for the past 20+ years. I have a BA degree in Elementary Education with Reading and Early Childhood endorsements, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education. My husband Shane and I enjoy spending time with our three wonderful children, Christopher – a Freshman at St. Ambrose University, and twins Isaac and Monica – Juniors at Wahlert Catholic High School. I consider it a blessing and a privilege to be a teacher in the Holy Family Catholic School System. I am thrilled to work with the Kindergarten students here at St. Anthony school and strive to provide each student with a comprehensive, faith-based education designed to meet the needs of every learner. Please feel welcome to contact me via email for more information about our program.

Christine Ripperger ’03
School Associate
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-9488
Linda Rogers
School Associate
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
563-582-1198
Barbara Roling
Principal
St. Columbkille Elementary
563-582-3532
Ralph Rollins Jr
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Social Studies
563-583-9771
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Teaching:

  • AP US History
  • US History
  • World History

37 years as a teacher (28 at Wahlert),
11 years as an AP Reader and
7 years as an AP Consultant.
Married to Jane (’78) for 36 years, Father of 4, Grandfather of 5 (#5 due in September 2018)
Contact me by email.

Tamra Ropeter
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Mathematics
563-583-9771
Jeff Rusch
Director of Building and Grounds
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Nancy Sabers ’80
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
3rd Grade
563-583-9488
Dawn Savary
Preschool Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-5206
Natalie Schira
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
English
563-583-9771
Learn more...

Natalie M. Schira proudly serves as a member of the Wahlert Catholic English Department. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 2012 and subsequently joined the Holy Family team. Miss Schira’s highest priorities are her Faith and her students. She is available at any time by e-mail at NSchira@HolyFamilyDBQ.org or by phone after classroom hours. She also regularly updates Google Classroom and Twitter (@MissSchira). She is eager to work with you to address questions and offer support.

Diane Schmeichel ’73
Administrative Assistant
Our Lady of Guadalupe
563-556-4194
Emily Schmidt
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
8th Grade
563-582-1198
Rachel Schmitt ’07
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
5th Grade
563-582-3532
Maria Schmitz
Teacher
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Kathleen Schrack
Food Service Supervisor
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-9488
Korrin Schriver
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Science
563-583-9771
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Originally from Dubuque, I am thankful to be teaching in the community in which I was raised and enjoy sharing my love for this beautiful tri-state area with my students. I have also been fortunate to teach and live in the Milwaukee area, which has opened my eyes to the blessings that this close-knit Wahlert community is fortunate to share. My husband, Sean, and I also work with Convivium Urban Farmstead to support their mission of creating community around food, along with our efforts to repurpose unused land into a shared garden space. My personal passion of protecting our shared home translates into both my teaching and personal life, and I love sharing that with my students in the hopes that they learn to share a portion of that passion.

Cynthia Schwendinger
Food Service Supervisor
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-556-1511
Peter Scott
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Science
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Originally from the Madison area, I graduated from Verona Area High School in 2014. I attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where I studied Biology and Secondary Education, and graduated in 2018.

My professional interests include environmental science, human-caused climate change, socioemotional health, and mental health.

My personal interests include running, journaling, playing guitar, and reading.

Bonnie Sigwarth
Director of Finance
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Mary Kay Sisler ’68
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
6th Grade
563-582-1198
Cole Smith
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Social Studies
563-583-9771
Joan Soppe
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
Art
563-583-9771
Jennifer Specht
School Associate
St. Columbkille Elementary
563-582-3532
Patti Steines
Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary, Resurrection Elementary
Music
563-556-1511
Beth Stenoish
School Associate
Resurrection Elementary
Early Childhood
563-583-9488
Deborah Studelska
Administrative Assistant
Wahlert Catholic High School
563-583-9771
Jordanne Stevens
Early Childhood Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-582-2578
Allison Streck
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
7th Grade
563-582-1198
Mary Sulentic ’83
Human Resources Coordinator
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Makayla Taylor
Preschool Teacher
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Jane Tebbe
Food Service Supervisor
Wahlert Catholic High School, Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
563-582-5456 x 273
Jacob Tebbe
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Band
563-582-1198
Kalyn Theill
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
5th Grade
563-582-3532
Shelly Theisen
Technology Support
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Resurrection Elementary, St. Anthony Elementary
563-556-2820
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A graduate of Marquette Catholic and Loras College. Started my teaching career in 2006 at Holy Ghost as the Director/PreK teacher for Early Childhood. In 2008, I moved into a full-time Pre-K position. I taught for 6 years. In 2012, I moved into the role of Technology Integration Coach and have loved it ever since! I currently reside in Dubuque with my husband Brad and three girls.

Janis Thomas
Teacher
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Janet Thyne
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Physical Education
563-582-1198
Charles Tigges ’82
Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
Physical Education
563-556-2820
Rachel Timmerman
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Choir
563-582-1198
Andrea Timmerman
Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary
Pre-K
563-556-1511
Julie Tomkins ’84
Early Childhood Teacher
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Kathleen Tracy ’00
Tuition Coordinator
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Heather Trees
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
English
563-583-9771
Andrea Tschiggfrie
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
Pre-K
563-556-2820
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I am a Spanish Immersion Pre-K and ELL teacher, and I have been with Holy Family since 2008. I love when students learn another language in fun and exciting ways. I enjoy spending time with my family and all of our pets too. Here’s a link to my website: https://sites.google.com/a/holyfamily.dbq.pvt.k12.ia.us/mrs-t-s-spanish-immersion-pre-k/.

Laura Ubeda
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe
1st Grade
563-556-4194
Pamela Unsen ’93
School Associate
Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
Library
563-556-2820
Fr. Andy Upah
Chaplain
Wahlert Catholic High School, Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Campus Ministry
Debra Valenta
Preschool Associate
St. Columbkille Elementary
563-583-1620
Anita Valentine ’85
Early Childhood Director
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-582-2578
Anna Vallee
Administrative Assistant
St. Anthony Elementary
563-556-2820
Doug Varley ’82
Principal
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
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I am honored to be the new Principal of Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School after serving as the Assistant Principal since we opened in 2006. Many of our teachers have been with us since the beginning of the Mazzuchelli journey and those who have joined us since then have also embraced our community and our mission. I look forward to working with our families to provide the best possible social, emotional, and educational environment for all of our students.

Becky Varley
Teacher
Wahlert Catholic High School
World Language – Spanish
563-583-9771
Lee Ann Volkert
Administrative Assistant
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-556-1511
Julie Voss
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
Pre-K
563-583-5206
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I graduated from Clarke University with a degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Music. I also hold a Reading endorsement from Upper Iowa University and an early childhood endorsement from Morningside.

Ana Walker ’14
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
6th Grade
563-582-1198
Paige Wallace
Preschool Associate
Resurrection Elementary
563-583-5206
Teresa Waller
Accounts Payable
Holy Family Central Office
563-582-5456
Kayla Walleser
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
1st Grade
563-583-9488
Jodi Warden
School Associate
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-556-1511
Tammy Wehrspann
Administrative Assistant
St. Columbkille Elementary
563-582-3532
Marcy Weidenbacher
Early Childhood Director
St. Columbkille Elementary
563-583-1620
Heather Weig
Teacher
St. Columbkille Elementary
1st Grade
563-582-3532
Sara Weires ’02
Teacher
Resurrection Elementary
Kindergarten
563-583-9488
Kathleen Werner
Early Childhood Teacher
Holy Ghost Elementary
563-582-2578
Todd Wessels ’90
Director of Curriculum, Principal, Technology Support
Holy Family Central Office, Holy Ghost Elementary
563-582-5456
Kathy West
Early Childhood Director
St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Center
563-582-1246
Tamara White
Administrative Assistant
St. Columbkille Elementary
563-582-3532
Paula White
Teacher
Our Lady of Guadalupe
4th Grade, 5th Grade
563-556-4194
Carolyn Wiezorek, Ed.D. ’80
Principal
Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony Elementary
563-556-4194
RJ Willis
Teacher
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
7th Grade
563-582-1198
Carol Woolf
School Associate
St. Columbkille Elementary
Library
563-582-3532
Ashley Zweifel
Counselor
St. Columbkille Elementary
Guidance
563-582-3532
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Holy Family Catholic Schools
2005 Kane St., Dubuque IA 52001
(563) 582-5456
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